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Breeding Chocolate & Black Labradors
'Pawling Labradors' is registered with Dogs Qld as breeders of pure bred chocolate and black Labradors. We select breeding lines based on skeletal soundness and true Labrador type, striving for excellence in temperament and trainability in all of our pups.
Our Labradors live in a rural environment with controlled access to paddocks and dams, 2 hours west of Brisbane. They are well socialised and familiar with adults, children and cattle.
6 Litters Available for order
We are forecasting 6 litters from November 16 to March 17 from our outstanding bitches. You can see photos of all our past and present dogs in the 'gallery'.
Clementine's Chocolate Litter is due to be born Nov 16
Charlotte's Chocolate Litter is due to be born Dec 16
Ebony is our Black Bitch. And her Black & Chocolate litter is due Jan 17.
Madge's Chocolate Litter is due to be born Feb 17
Trudy's Chocolate Litter is due to be born Mar 17
Kitty's Chocolate litter is due to be born Mar 17
These forecasted birth dates are estimates based on the previous heat for each bitch. The timing of the heat can delay by as much as 6wks. Weather, health and general dynamics will influence the timing of the next heat.
The first indication of heat is the observable blood spotting. Receipt of a pup is 18wks away. The break up of the weeks commencing with blood spotting is
1wk - 2wks to 'joining' + 9wks pregnancy + 8wks with Pawling after birth = 18 wks
As you can see, everything is dependent upon the date that the bitch goes to heat.
Buying from Pawling
We have 7 Bitches and 1 Sire.
BARAK is our outstanding SIRE.
You are welcome to visit any litter of pups and see our kennel.
$1800 on the LIMITED REGISTER
POA on the Main Register
A $200 deposit will confirm your interest and allocate your name to a pup.
The deposit is refundable if the bitch does not deliver the requested gender and / or colour. We only accept the first 6 deposits, 3 male and 3 female per litter. All pups come micro-chipped, vet checked and vaccinated at 6 weeks.
Our pups can be delivered interstate. Air freight via Dogtainers / Jetpets / Dogmovers. For example, transport Brisbane to Sydney, costs a buyer approx $200.
We will deliver the pup to the Brisbane airport free of charge. The client follows through with the transport company regarding collection detail and the transfer of payment.
Please note that the pups cannot be released until 8 weeks of age.
SOCIALISATION - THE FIRST FEAR IMPRINT
The First Fear imprint in your pups life occurs during the Socialisation period from weeks 6 - 24. During this time there is a fear imprint period from weeks 8 - 11. And during this time, any traumatic, painful or frightening experiences can have lasting impact on your pup and its ability to confidently relate to people and other dogs. More so than if they occurred at any other time. Unhelpful timidity is often the result of a lack of socialisation. And these dogs regularly become 'fear biters'. To become acceptable companions, pups must be socialised. Socialisation is not in itself training. It is the essential exposure to the outside world. I think of socialisation as exposure to People, Vehicles / Traffic & other Dogs. They need to interact with you, your family, and other people in as many different settings as possible. If they are not exposed to other (immunised) dogs during the Socialization Period, the pup can develop 'dog to dog aggression'. Dogs that are denied socialization during this critical period regularly become unpredictable because they are fearful and this leads to aggressive behaviour. It is during this time, that your dog needs to have positive experiences with people and other dogs. These experiences build confidence and help deal with undesirable timidity. Therefore, you need to socialize and teach your puppy how to interact with people and other dogs in a positive, non-punitive manner. You should gradually introduce your puppy to new experiences, environments, and varieties of people. If you have not socialised you dog, in most cases, it is not to late to start. The easy answer is to take your pup with you 'everywhere'.